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for immigration reform. principles which president obama said today are very much in line with his own. >> obama: smarter enforcement a pathway to earned citizenship improvements in the legal immigration system so that we continue to be a magnet for the best and the brightest all around the world. it is pretty straightforward. >> john: straightforward for some but not for all. >> obama: i promise you this, the closer we get, the more emotional this debate is going to become. there are a few things that are more important to us as a society than who gets to come here and call our country home. >> john: by the way ask a cherokee sometime how he feels about who gets to come here. and then there were the conservative ins in texas and arizona and new mexico who have helped block past proposed reforms. arizona senator john mccain, a member of the gang of eight repeated today that before any undocumented immigrants get on a path to citizenship the southern border will have to be secured and that security confirmed. >> we will have a commission made up of the most knowledgeable people including border s
immigration reform. it appears president obama could not reign in the ego and took up immigration reform in a speech that members of the congressional hispanic caucus asked him not to give. republican congressman balart saying of obama's now intention to step on the work of those senators, quote, i think that would poisen the water. democratic congressman also skeptical saying, "the last thing you want is to inject, even from a perception point of view, the partisanship or gamesmanship. with nothing of substance to offer, the president threatened to blow up the bipartisan process by offering a bill bearing his name. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal, and insist they vote on it right away. lou: there is little chance that the president could successfully insist that the house do anything of the kind. president obama went on to suggest that under his watch, crossings of illegal imgrants in the southwest border have slowed. >> now, during my first term, we took steps to try to patch up some of the worst cracks in the sys
reform. hours away from president obama revealing his plan, and already one portion causing a lot of controversy. >>> also this is tough stuff to look at here. this x games star, oh, in the fight of his life after this crash. what happened that sent him careening down the mountain? >>> and an american mother, missing in turkey this morning, the woman's friends and family speaking out and stepping up their desperate search. >>> we're talking immigration reform with illinois senator dirk durbin, and tennessee congresswoman marsha blackburn, new jersey senator bob menendez. that coming up. and if you have seen the movie, director and screen writer of "silver linings playbook," david o. russell joining us. >> the "o" may stand for on the way to winning an oscar. "starting point" begins right now. >>> here we are a matter of hours from president obama unveiling his plan. his proposals here to reform immigration. >> but democratic sources tell cnn. democrats in the caucus told him not to announce his own legislation. d immigration talks that sensitive. the president has a plan that is m
obama puts immigration reform front and center. on tuesday he'll outline his overhaul in a major speech in las vegas. in just hours a bipartisan group of senators will introduce its plan to reform a system that impacts 11 million
for the labor unions to get the guest worker program to kill immigration reform back in 2007. >> sean: i'm a trust and verify guy. the history of assumer and barack obama and durbin is always politics. president didn't fully embrace what the bipartisan group of senators said. why am i suspicious? every time he has an opportunity to exploit it, he does so politically. do you this agree with me, that republicans need to proceed with caution? >> absolutely. there are so many complicated parts to this. even if you had trust with all the partners, you would want to pay a lot of attention to detail. look, the president -- you touched on it earlier. there was an unnecessary threat out of the blue. i was reading the text to the speech, he was outlining what he was sort of proposing which was somewhat in agreement and out of the blue he says if you are unable to move in a timely fashion, i'm going to set up a bill on my proposal and insist that you vote it on. that is typical stuff we see from the white house that is completely unconstructive and undermines trust in the white house. >> sean: two
after meeting when president obama part of the immigration reform debate. he's been committed to this as senate and president. an essential part of not only passing this and an essential part of making sure this is a law that works in america. >> i was watching you standing on the hill. big news conference yesterday afternoon with senator schumer who said we overly optimistic, but there is still potholes to overcome. one would be from congressman lamar smith. "when you legalize those who were in the country illegally, it costs tax players millions of dollars, and millions of american workers thousands of jobs and encourages morrill legal immigration." how do you get a version of this through the republican controlled house? >> congressman smith's views on immigration are well known. he opposed any immigration reform. i would ask congressman smith, read what we're proposing. we're requiring that people pay their taxes, go through a criminal background check, have a job. back of the line in terms of new employment, back of the line in terms of citizenship, but making certain tha
in the immigration reform either. no president obama stirred up a little dust up here with what he said about football. he gave an interview the other day to the new republic. the new republic by the way is under new ownership, ironed franklin forr back and they got a one on one interview with president obama, actually, it was two on one, two of their guys with president obama in the oval office and among other things, they asked him about the nfl and the violence in professional football and college football, and was he concerned about that. you know, the president is a huge sports fan. he is a huge football fan and he told the new republic, quote, i am a big football fan, but i have to tell you, if i had a son, i would have to think long and hard before i let him plays football. he continued, and i think those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to reduce some of the violence. well, if i had a son, he said i would have to think long and hard about letting him play football. that stirred up
sisters comprehensive immigration reform embraces this vital core premise. i also welcome president obama's contributions to this discussion i look forward to hearing what he has to say in las vegas. there is broad bipartisan agreement that it's long past time to reform immigration system to make room for foreign-born american educated experts who want to apply their skills, start businesses and raise families here. at the same tablet dramatically improve improves stem education available to american to filibuster another. i senator hatch said a few minutes ago, if you take the example of computer science, by 2020, the u.s. economy will need 120,000 men and women to so these jobs, yet 40,000 graduates with degrees in computer science with the americans. how to fill that gap. we tackled the size of this problem by reforming outdated immigration system to allow highly skilled researchers to stay here rather than leaving and taking our jobs and future opportunities with them and by acetylene to hundreds of millions of dollars of these experts meet to greet card to improving u.s. based on edu
, president obama gave a speech in el paso calling for immigration reform, stronger board security and a path to citizenship. >> el paso, the question is whether those in congress who previously walked away in the name of enforcement are now ready to come back to the table and finish the work that we've started. >> well, now that a bipartisan group of senators have come back to the table, the president today will praise the principles this group of eight laid out calling for the country to get behind in senate plan. as white house senior advisor dan pfeiffer just tweeted, today, potus will applaud the bipartisan senate agreement consistent with his long-held view and lay out his vision for immigration reform. "the washington post" is the reporting the white house has develop the its own immigration reform plan more liberal than the senate outline. yes, there is a plan that the white house has. but for now, they're not unveiling it. had the bipartisan senators not acted yesterday, you likely would have seen the president offer his own plan. but the senators did act. and their plan is the plan.
collection. zales is the diamond store. let love shine. >>> president obama is stepping up pressure to pass an immigration reform bill. the president said he'd like a bill on his desk as early as june. >> really the issue here is not so much technical as it is political. it's a matter of republicans and democrats coming together and finding a meeting of the minds and then making the case. i'd like to see if we can get it done sooner in the first half of the year if possible. >> there does seem to be some momentum. there are also roadblocks, some conservatives pushing back despite efforts by republican marco rubio to sell a bipartisan senate plan. >> i love and respect marco. i think he's just amazingly naive on this issue. this is the same old formula that we've dealt with before including when it passed in 1986, and that is promises of enforcement and immediate amnesty. and, of course, the promises of enforcement never materialize. the amnesty happens immediately. >> let's bring in b.e.t. columnist keith boykin and msnbc contributor robert traynham. it's no coincidence the president spoke
by their parents. i commend him for making immigration reform a top priority. president obama will place to the nation his own ideas during a visit to las vegas tomorrow. with bipartisan support billing in both houses of congress and a president who is eager to solve this issue, there is no reason we should not pass comprehensive immigration reform immediately. it will be good for our economy and good for families. successful immigration reform cannot be piecemeal and it must include a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented individuals in our country. legislation must craft a comprehensive solution that among other things continues to secure our borders, punishes unscrupulous employers who deploy immigrants. they have to learn english, work, pay taxes, stay out of trouble and then get to the back of the line; but they do obtain legal status, which is so important. the framework proposed by the bipartisan group of eight senators meets this criteria and i hope we'll soon have a bill to send through the committee process and bring to the floor for a vote. i've long said when my rep
ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. cnn chief congressional correspondent dana bash and cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin are working the story. dana, the tone was pretty optimistic up on capitol hill today. >> it sure was but, you know, we have seen this movie before, you and i, wolf, and a lot of other people watching this issue go kind of up and down with the partisan wins. but this is something that is different this time. because of some
. are within the administration fear retaliation by the obama administration. and that's a sad state of affairs. so in the coming days, these facts will and more will come to light. the administration has to realize there can be no comprehensive immigration reform as long as it is the policy of the director o of i.c.e. to enforce existing plain law. that's why given everything that we have learned that director morton cannot continue in office. the presiding officer: the senator's time has expired. mr. sessions: i would ask consent, mr. president, to have two additional minutes. fer 123er without objection, so ordered. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. sessions: we cannot make progress on immigration reform as long as the man in charge of enforcing our laws continues to undermine those very laws and the efforts and work of his own agents. and who refuses to act to protect them even when they haven about asalette assaulted . and by the way, in my remarks that i've offered, the i.c.e. agents have filed a lawsuit against director morton for undermining the ability to do the
obama unchanged. he flies out. he does not lay at the specifics and the president said, comprehensive immigration reform. i have no confidence. this president decided he one step enforce certain laws and ignore others. why should anyone have any faith? >> do you have faith that the gang and they will succeed in moving this bipartisan effort through the congress and the senate? do so honestly without gamesmanship, a political result. >> i do, but with that gamesmanship before politics. >> that question. >> this is not about policy in my view. >> nothing more, nothing less. >> that is the focal point verses we should be really talking about what will be in this legislation. >> i was just thinking, i'm actually shocked that the president did not ask because it's not that far from texas to las vegas. as george w. bush because he was the first president to start urging this amnesty, and this halfway -- pathway to citizenship. and so i am stunned personally about that. we will take that up when we continue as we try to stir this just a little bit. we're coming right back. cannot wait to hea
is president obama will use the voice and influence to further this approach. however, if what he offers is a process for the undocumented that is more lenient and faster and unfair it won't bode well for reform. so senator rubio taking a critical stance of the president without the president actually laying out a plan and we know and you talk to folks on the radio all day, when you mention the word amnesty that is one of those fire words that is going to get a certain portion of this country pretty angry. >> it's true. it's in a category with guns and global warming and -- >> it is a loaded word, it is loaded. >> you got it. listen. the stakes are high for senator rubio because the consensus is he has his eye on 2016 or 2020 and to play a role on a group like this, with senator mccain, is fraught with some peril. i like the fact they're both involved. i like the fact that proceeding the president, you have a bipartisan approach compared to the president coming forth and saying here's my plan and only supported by ds but the fly in the ointment might be how do you assure folks that we ha
the pla a day in front of president obama's plan. some in the g.o.p. say this sounds like a blanket amnesty. >> i was also encouraged that speaker boehner said we have to have a comprehensive immigration reform passed with 11 million people living in the shadows of america. many of them have been here for over 10 years. a precondition, that is to secure the borders. our borders are more secure but in arizona, that border is a major drug trafficking route for the drug cartels bringing drugs into the united states so we have to use lot of high-tech and drones and get the border securee that must be done. then we have to move on with this issue. >> senator, an hour ago, senator schumer and yourself talked about what you need do to get this pointed and you say securing the border isber one. is that realistic? we have been trying to do it for 150 or 200 years. >>guest: with the advent of high-tech eqqipment such as drones, we are perfy capable of it. a big problem on southwest border it is so unbearably hot in the summer it isery difficclt for our men and women to perform efficiently we
comprehensive immigration reform. host: president obama speaking yesterday. secretary gutierrez, the wall street journal has a piece today called "obama's immigrationwere there warning signs in with the president said? "guest: he did have this threat of his own bill and things like but there's no question that we need low-skilled workers and we need high skilled workers. we have to really sell on what -- settle on what it's temporary, for temporary workers there must be some market flexibility. may have someone here on a temporary basis but to as great leadership skills. the employer wants to promote them. it's unfortunate the then that they have to go back because they're only temporary. so i think there has to be simplex ability in the system. these issues you mentioned, they are so close that this is the kind of compromise that we need. if the president has to compromise on a guest worker program or maybe having some triggers for the border before we start allowing people to get in line for green card, those should be easy things to compromise. the important thing is to get the reform, to mov
him about the new kind of politics, the obama of 2008 and where that had gone, and he mentioned two things that have been a real challenge, one was institutional reforms, specific references to the filibuster and, secondly, the media environment, the world in which we live where we only really listen to the people that we agree with, msnbcs or foxes of the world and there's a sense of -- >> sarah palin even said something, and she did not specifically talk about fox, is that we're preaching to the choir is what she said. >> amen. >> i think there's a growing sense that there's a need for a media -- for media outlets and opportunities that are not necessarily centrist but have different perspectives to make it easy for us to hear people who we disagree with and actually engage on the merits and not recycling old ideas. >> there's a specific problem, as well, in that we have all trained ourselves or many of us have trained ourselves to go directly past anyone's argument to their motivations and that actually is what you hear a lot on the more partisan media networks. you don't actuall
to overhaul immigration laws in the united states. president obama is on his first post inauguration trip in nevada. we will carry the remarks this afternoon. how should the laws on immigration reform be changed or enforced? here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also find us online, send us a tweet by writing to twitter.com/c-spanwj, or share your comments with us on facebook by searching for c- span. you can also e mail us, journal@c-span.org. here is the headline from "the washington post," this morning -- "senators outline immigration plan." host: let's take a listen to some of that press conference from yesterday afternoon. senator chuck schumer opened things up. here is what he had to say about the details so far. [video clip] >> americans overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigration and support legal immigration. to this end, we have four basic pillars. tough but fair passed to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the united states. second, reforming the legal immigration system to better recog
mccain, schumer, rubio, and others, which moves us towards comprehensive immigration reform, embraces of this vital core principle. i also welcome president obama's contributions to this discussion and look forward to hearing what he has to say today in las vegas. it carries a bipartisan agreement that it is -- to make room for foreign-born american educated experts who want to apply their skills, start businesses and raise their families are. at the same time went to dramatically improve s.t.e.m. education available to american citizens to fill this dramatic gap in these fields. as senator hatch said just a few minutes ago, if you take the example of computer science, by 2020 the u.s. economy will need 120,000 men and women to fill these jobs, yet just 40,000 graduates with degrees in computer science will be americans. how to fill that gap so the bipartisan legislation we introduced today tackles old site of this problem by reforming our outdated immigration system to allow highly skilled engineers and researchers to stay here rather than leaving and taking their jobs and future opp
get involved. but don't brand it as president obama's proposal. >> let's get reaction before the event comes out, a preview of the debate about to come. anna navarro is a republican strategist. dan stein is the president of fair, the federation for american immigration reform. dan, i'll start with you. this has been an issue which conservative republicans said no, anything that grants legal status or citizenship to someone who crossed into the country illegally is amnesty. is it a different climate now and can you support this framework? >> no, we can't support this framework. and while the climate may be somewhat different, depending how you interpret the election, it is basically the same bill for the most part, what we see is identical, almost identical to the 2006 proposal. in the end -- >> forgive me for interrupting, but senator rubio says you have de facto amnesty anyway. if you have 10 or 11 million people who came into this country illegally and here, if you do nothing, essentially they have amnesty. what is your proposal that the government spend the money to find them and to
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